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- Software compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour peripherals.
- In the all-new Party Play mode, players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session.
- Play with any in-game instrument combination in any game mode - multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers.
- Features new in-game artists and rock legends, including Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana and Shirley Mason from Garbage.
- The entire 85 song set list is available from the beginning of the game.
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Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: Game only
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*Soundtrack: Several reviews have bashed the soundtrack for this game, and I really don't understand why. The song selection is GREAT. Granted, I imported all of the available songs from Guitar Hero: World Tour and Smash Hits, so maybe that improves the setlist... and I also have lots of downloadable songs. But, that said, the tracks on the disk are great. Please, before you take these reviews at face value, check out the track listing for this game... there are some really great songs. Granted, I honestly do like the Rock Band 2 track list better (but I have over 150 downloadable songs in Rock Band 2... and honestly, several songs that are on GH5 are also on Rock Band...)... so just check out the setlist for yourself before you judge this game!!!
*Party Play Mode - This is a REALLY great feature, and with some tweaking in future games, could be AMAZING. Essentially, as soon as the game starts up, rather than selecting a game mode, selecting a song, players, etc... you click one of the fret buttons and are launched directly into whatever song is playing in the background. You can select a rocker, etc... but are essentially launched directly into playing a song! If you don't like the song, you can opt to skip to the next or another song. The gameplay mechanic for Party Play mode is IDEAL for parties (DUH!).Read more ›
The only complaint I have so far is that where you're at as far as star power is kind of hard to determine, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.
Me - I'm a 31-year old married woman that isn't a die-hard GH player - I have yet to get past Medium - but I have fun with it. But I do like this game, and think that others in a similar mindset will think the same.
One good thing however is that all the songs are available to play from the beginning so no need to unlock any songs. Graphics are still pretty much the same with some new venues, but nothing to blow you out of your seat. Game play has a few changes which I believe makes it much more user-friendly. Star power is individual and the note buttons look a little bigger in single play mode. I do like how one player can pause their instrument and the game continues for the other players and how you can switch instruments and difficulties at any moment. Everyone can also chose to play the same instrument instead of fighting who plays what.
You can also import songs from both Guitar Hero World Tour and Smash Hits, that is if you don't already own them like I do, which then makes it a waste of your time. At least Acitvision is seeing the importance of the downloadable media library and I believe they will continue to improve on this. There were also changes made, but I guess I was expecting something "new" from Activision for Guitar Hero, but sadly this is just another GH game with a few little tweaks.Read more ›
GH5 has some good songs, there are some challenges which were lacking from GH Metallica and GH Van Halen and other games. It takes an hour or so to unlock all the songs and play all the venues, but longer for all the challenges. It has some of the same songs as RB2, but the notes are different so it's not boring, and I like how GH uses a lot of notes after a sustained note, that is much more realistic. I also much prefer the GH guitar over the RB2 guitar. At first the clicking of the strumming drove me nuts, but now I live by it and use that guitar in RB2. I also like how there are more hardness settings and the transition from one setting isn't as jarring, like it is in RB2 where Easy and Medium are complete cake and I could get 100%, but then Hard on some of the same songs would result in me failing after the first 30 second with maybe 6%.
However, there are some drawbacks. For starters, it's hard for me to tell which notes need to be strummed and and which do not as the notes look almost exactly the same and the graphics are a lot smaller that in RB2, and I have better that 20/20 vision. In fact, the graphics are so small that my girlfriend had to move the drum set much closer to the TV in order to see the notes coming. It's a 53" TV, by the way, expertly calibrated and converged, not some small, blurry set. She got so frustrated with it that she didn't want to play anymore, and I haven't put the game back in since, and that was about 2 months ago.
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Great collection of classic rock. Game worked and sounded greatPublished 3 months ago by Thomas Banneck
Great game. Best guitar hero yet. Liked the song selections, some favorites and some that I didn't know as well (but fun to play).Published 7 months ago by Kristian C.
Timely shipping, good price, and it all worked. Will do business again. Thanks!Published 7 months ago by Katelynn
Shipped so fast! Thanks! Was here for Christmas and we spent all day playing it. So fun.